Welcome to the Counseling Corner
Kerri McCluskey is Sonora Elementary School's School Counselor.
Sonora Elementary offers a variety of School Counseling Services. The goal of our School Based Counseling Programs is to provide support to students in three basic areas, in accordance with the ASCA National Model, in academic development, career development, and personal and social development with an emphasis on school and academic success. School counselor interventions include individual and group counseling, classroom presentations on academic, college and career, and personal and social topics. Classroom presentations may focus on character education, anger management, improving communication skills, diversity, multiculturalism, bullying, and alcohol, drug, and tobacco abuse/misuse. Lessons focus on school safety and creating a safe school environment and climate. Please see the links below for more information on how to refer your child for school counseling services.
There will be some changes in the counseling program for the 2012-2013 school year, due to budget cuts. Kerri McCluskey will be the counselor for 50% and an eighth grade teacher for the other 50%.
The Bobcat Leadership Program
Mrs. McCluskey teaches the 7th and 8th Grade Leadership Class on GOLD DAYS during 6th period. This class focuses on creating a safe, positive, and fun school environment for our entire school. In this class, activities are focused around team building, leadership training, Peer Mediation, and school climate projects, such as campus beautification, Spirit Day on Thursdays, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Spirit rallies, Red Ribbon Week, Mix-it-Up Day at Lunch, and 7th and 8th Grade Dances.
Dates and Details Ahead....
The 2012-2013 School Year:
Have a safe and fun Spring Break Week: March 25th through March 29th! We are back to school on Monday, April 1, 2013 - No Fooling :-).
The Bobcat Leadership class will be giving Peer Mediation presentations to all fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classes.
If your child is having a non-violent conflict with another student, and would like it to be resolved in a positive and peaceful way, encourage him/her to participate in a Peer Mediation. We have a very skilled and enthusiastic group of 7th and 8th Grade Peer Mediators. Contact School Counselor Kerri McCluskey for more information at 532-3159 Ext. 1604.
April 19, 2013
7th and 8th Grade "Rock of Ages" Dance -
(Sonora Elementary School Students only)
5:00PM to 7:00PM
$3.00 donation at the door
This rockin' and rollin' from the 1950's to 2013 dance theme, will focus on the decades of Rock and Roll. Students may dress up in the favorite decade and style of rock music. The school dress code applies to all students. See the SES handbook for details.
Star Testing will occur from April 22 through May 3, 2013. It is VERY important that your child arrives to school on time and is present every day. Please make sure that your child is well rested and ready to do his or her best on the tests. Let them know that this testing is a tool to measure what he/she has learned this school years. Encourage him/her to try hard and do their best work. Students in grades 2nd through 8th will be taking the tests. For test taking tips, please refer to the Star Testing Strategies in the FILES pages below.
Important 8th Grade Student Information regarding Sonora High School Sports:
There will be a new student athletic meeting in the Bud Castle Gym at Sonora High School on May 14, 2013 at 6:00PM for all incoming freshman who are interested in playing high school sports.
Free Sports Physicals will occur on May 20, 2013 at 6PM for Boys and on May 21, 2013 at 6PM for Girls at Sonora Regional Medical Center. All students who sign up to play high school sports must have a physical and have a sports packet completed: call the athletic dept. at Sonora High school at 533-5511.
Sonora Elementary School's
32nd Annual Lip Sync
May 24, 2013 at 7:00PM for the Public